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distracted by them. they are heroes. and their viewers are lucky to have them on such a stinky story. good luck, ohio. good luck ohio. "first look" is up next. good friday morning everybody. right now on first look the man hunt for the ferguson shooter heats up as the attorney general lets loose on the gunman. >> this was a punk who was trying to sell discord an an area that is trying to get its act together. in. >> a massive cyclone is posing a deadly dilemma plus death defying testimony and video revealed in the boston marathon trial. in a caught on tape moment as a woman is thrust through a plate glass window and president obama faces the critics with mean tweets on this friday the 13th.
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a policeman hunt heats up. they are searching for the shooter who struck two police officering during a protest early thursday morning. no arrests have been made but both officers have been released from the hospital. last night crowds gathered outside the ferguson police department. community members called the community members to bring an end to all senseless violence. what is the latest with the man hunt. >> reporter: all is quiet in ferguson this morning. in the heavy rain moved in around midnight and ended the latest protest. police say they've interviewed several people and collected tom evidence but at this point no arrests in the shootings of the two police officers. as they've done many times since the death of michael brown in august people took to the streets of ferguson missouri but this was not a protest. instead, a prayer vigil.
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>> we're going to continue to heal and educate our community at large and have those tough conversations. >> reporter: the group prayed for the two police officers who were shot. in one officer shot in the face, the other in the shoulder. both men have been released from the hospital. in. >> we're lucky by god's grace we didn't lose two officers. >> the police chief resigned in the wake of a justice department investigation that revealed widespread racial bias. the missouri state police and st. louis county police are taken over security during future demonstrations as they did following the michael brown shooting. after the prayer vijl a few dozen protesters returned to the area. they dispursed as heavy rain moved into the area. it's expected to last into
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saturday. everyone here still uneasy knowing a gunman who's not afraid to shoot into a crowd is still out there. and leaders here in ferguson have announced rewards totaling at least $13,000 for information leading to an arrest of the person who shot the two police officers. >> president obama talked about ferguson last night with jimmy kimmel. he compared the events in ferguson to the selma civil rights march. >> that was beautiful about selma was reminding ourselves that real social change in this country so often has happened because ordinary people are willing in a nonviolent fashion to make their voices heard, and i think that what had been happening in ferguson was oppress i and objectionable and was worthy of protest, but there was no excuse for criminal acts. >> the president did, however,
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serve up some lighter moments with kimmel including a special presidential edition of mean tweets. >> is there any way we could fly obama to some golf course halfway around the world and just leave him in there? well, i think it's a great idea. >> how do you make obama's eyes light up? shine a flashlight in his ears. that's pretty good. >> that was funny. all right, so kimmel also got a chance to ask the president some personal questions. >> can you run down to the kitchen in your underpants in the middle of the night if you're hungry? >> i could. i don't. >> do you ever drive? >> i cannot drive. i mean -- i'm able to drive. >> is that because you don't have a birth certificate? >> this morning lawmakers are demanding answers following the latest secret service scandal. two agents are being investigated for driving to the
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white house after an evening of drinking and possibly disrupting a bomb investigation. tracie potts is live in washington following this for us. in what could this mean for the agency's new director? >> i can tell you there's already a lot of pressure on that director coming from capitol hill. he came in. he cleaned house at the top, but given what just happened at the white house some lawmakers do not think that's enough. >> reporter: it was all caught on video and lawmakers want to see it. two senior secret service agents ran into a white house barricade during a bomb investigation last week after what the washington post called a night of drinking nearby. >> does it need to be said that you can't show up drunk at work work especially when you're in the secret service. >> the house oversight committee is asking joe clancy for a briefing by wednesday. >> he'd better deal with it swiftly. >> he has talked about zero tolerance, and i expect him to
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react cordingly to these reports. >> there's absolutely no doubt that heads need to roll. >> clancy was brought in to clean up the agency. now lawmakers are fuming at reports that a super visor let the agents go home. >> you see extraordinary desperate treatment between members and the public. >> the inspector general of homeland security is investigationing. >> we haven't heard from the agents yet but a source tells us that they are devastated and embarrassed and ashamed. >> thank you so much. at the boston marathon bombing trial jurors were shown video of the man who was carjacked by the tsarnaev bombers. we get more from our sister network necn. >> someone took my car. >> reporter: for the first time thursday jurors heard the
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terrified pleas of a carjacking victim who as you can see escaped after he had just been taken oh a ride threatened and robbed at gunpoint by two men he later identified as the tsarnaev brothers. >> they take it. >> reporter: the carjacking victim testified he pulled his car over to respond to a text message and about 10:30 p.m. when this green honda civic pulled up he hind him and got out and knocked on his window. he said he rolled it down thinking he wanted directions but he testified suddenly he put his hands through my window unlocked the car and jumped in quickly and closed the door. he said tamerlan asked him do you know the boston marathon explosion million do you know who did it? i did it an i just killed a policeman.
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he said as they drove from boston water town he thought about trying to escape. he couldn't get up the nerve to do it until the brothers drove to this gas station in came bridge and dzhokhar was forced to go inside and pay for gas in cash. >> tamerlan didn't have his hand on the gun. in i count one one, two, three, four. unbuckled my seat belt unlocked the door. i could feel he was trying to grab me. but as you can see here he ran from the gas station across the street to the mobile station running inside and shutting the door and pleading for the manager to all 9-1-1. >> now to two pieces of dramatic security fat tooj you have to see. in colorado watch a car smash through a giant window into a
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pizza shop. a woman happened to be walking by and gets up and walks away. >> new video of the attempted abduction of a newborn baby at a hospital. this is the father and the child is nads white plastic bag. the baby was born at home and arrived at the hospital with traces of drugs in its system. so the arizona department of child safety was planning to take custody. the father tried to smuggle the baby away. he's charged with child abuse and drug possession. sports. kyrie irving goes up against the spurs. the cavs rally for a victory in overtime. in now to ncaa. >> hogue to morris. here's morris. morris the shot to win it. good. a buzzer beater win for iowa state. in monte morris with a game
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winner. cyclones stun texas face oklahoma in the semis. >> and butler is upset in an overtime victory. comedian will ferrell made his rounds in spring training in arizona. he suited up for ten teems playing all ninings tos even piper. it was part of a funny or die project. ferrell did it all to raise money for a charity cancer for college. all of his uniforms and equipment will be auctioned off for the cause. the eagles find a replacement. cowboys running back finalized a final deal. dallas teammate sent out a tweet. in i wish you would have stayed but i understand your decision.
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in congrats. you deserve it. and a 54-year-old texas man broke the world record for number of pullups within 24 hours. look at him go. he broke the previous record of 4210 by more than 100. check out those arms. everything is bigger in texas. congratulations to him. and just ahead police inch closer to cracking a bizarre who done it in ohio plus jaw dropping before and after weight loss images unlike anything we've ever seen. >> and this is cat five equivalent. hurricane pam the cyclone in the southern pacific and it is going to devastate this island chain. i'll show you where it's heading.
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it's safe to say that one of the worst natural disasters around the entire globe is taking place right now in vanuatu as cyclone pam is moving
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over the island. in these were pictures as they were preparing yesterday. and now the storm is over the top of the island chain and heading for the capital. 60,000 people in the path of 160 miles per hour beast. here's a picture of the eye of the storm. you have to remember this is in the southern hems sphere. these storms spin the of sit direction as ours. this is is island chain in here. you have an idea of what they were looking at there. hopefully we get pictures in and we'll find out how devastating it was later today. they'll have sunset shortly. as far as what we're going to have to deal with, this rain over the mid atlantic over the weekend and the northeast today. today back in arkansas and tennessee and kentucky. that's the worst of the weather. the weekend flood threat continues today for louisiana, arkansas through missouri. we have 12 different states with
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either flood warnings or watches up. it's also warm in beautiful in some spots. 65 in chicago. kansas city could be near 74. we're warm in florida with record heat yesterday. it'll be a rainy saturday through new york and boston. middle of the country looks fantastic and into sunday the two stories 91 in l.a. while unfortunately it's going to be snowing for our friends in maine. >> no. >> just a little bit of winter in maine. that's it. >> and today's friday the 13th to top it off. thanks, bill. some other stories we are following for you. a spectacular night launch as nasa sent a rocket with four satellites into space. they are studying magnetic reconnection. >> meet this dog. in he's a 56 pounds in that photo. four or five times larger than
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he's supposed to be but after a adoption a strict diet of dry food and a few surgeries to remove excess skin here he is at 12 pounds and he can finally fit into that red sweater. looking good. now@ now@ true story feekl bandit. in in ohio police are searching for a man who has been deaf stating on car hoods and children's play toys. it's happened 19 times in three years. one person set up a camera and recently photographed this man with his pants down. they're hoping to catch the culprit before he strikes again. ahead shaking new bill for gun owners. devil horns on the first lady. the former first lady and rudy giuliani's eye popping comments. was that you jason?
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at ally bank no branches equals great rates. it's a fact. kind of like shopping hungry equals overshopping. 20 minutes past the hour. it is your friday's first look at scrambled politics. if you're happy and you know it are you liberals. people found that liberals smile more and use more positive language than conservatives. today the president mets at the veteran's veteran's. the senator of west virginia is speaking out after a new bill in his legislature. the bill which passed yesterday
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would allow a person to carry a concealed gun without a permit or safety training. there is not one west virginia. >> the online petition sent the letter to iran has reached over 260,000 signatures. later today secretary of state will be discussing climate change during the atlantic counsel's road to paris climate series. those two words are apparently becoming taboo in florida who banned the term climate change from all government communications. florida congressman tweeted this picture of him with this tape over his mouth. he said don't censor science. from the hill did time magazine
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give hillary horns. time shows hillary under the m. it caused a lot of spark in social media. time said any resemblance to cats bats or devil horns is entirely coincidental. >> 22 minutes past the hour. it is friday and i'm joined by the reporter for the hill. >> thanks for having me. >> good to see you. former new york city rudy giuliani is raising eyebrows when talking about the michael brown shooting in ferguson saying, quote, what happened in ferguson is a man committed a robbery attempted to. the police officer did his duty. the police officer should be commended for what he did. he did exactly what you should do. all right. we know giuliani has been a supporter of law enforcement but this is sure to draw criticism. >> you know i think what's
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interesting is that in recent months we've noticed a remarkably different tone coming from former new york city mayor rudy giuliani on these issues and this is not the first time that he's made comments that have gotten a lot of attention. i think that a lot of folks originally remember him as the strong patriot who defended america after the 9/11 terror attack. he is increasingly grabbing headlines for his tone on the issue of the debate that we're having in our country about police and law enforcement. >> we ins he's also taking on the doj report claiming there was little evidence to prove racism within the ferguson police department. in. >> there's two points i would make about the report. the first is that darin wilson there are no civil rights charges going to be filed against him. that being said the ferguson city counsel just earlier this week voted to unanimously get
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rid of the john shaw the city manager, because of the report which said that there were cases of racism in the ferguson police department, so they viewed this as a systemic institutional problem but they did not bring race charges against darin wilson. clearly this is a sensitive issue and one that has a lot of folks giving this the time and the attention that it deserves because quite frankly, we need to have a conversation about policy in this country with regards to police enforcement and race relations. >> if nothing else it is sparking conversation. thank you so much kevin. we appreciate it. you have a great weekend. stick around for michelle obama's dance moves on ellen plus is robert downy jr. coming through big time as a real life superhe ror. ncludes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. spiriva is a once-daily inhaled
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partnered and bo nated a bionic arm to a seven-year-old boy. it's a major of robotics technology. >> bang, nailed it. >> that is so cool and the first lady stopped by the ellen show to bust a move. she's promoting give me five which is part of her let's move campaign. take a look. >>. ♪ ♪ >> i thought ellen could really dance but the first lady has her
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beat. >> those were professional dancers surrounding them and they held their own. >> no doubt. that airs on monday on the ellen show. thanks for watching today. "way too early" starts right now. >> i think that what had been happening in ferguson was oppressive and objectionable and was worthy of protest, but there was no excuse for criminal acts and whoever fired those shots shouldn't detract from the issue. they're criminals. they need to be arrested, and then what we need to do is to make sure that like-minded good-spirited people on both sides, law enforcement who have a tough job and people who don't want to be stopped and harassed just because of their race that
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we're able to work together to come up with good answers. in the same way that you can't generalize about police officers who do an extraordinarily tough job, overwhelmingly they do it professionally, you can't generalize about protesters who it turns up had legit grievances. it showed they were being stopped african americans, mainly so the city could raise money even though these were unjust. >> good morning. that's the president last night. in we welcome you to "way too early." on this friday morning the world community is pushing back against those 48 republican senators who signed the letters and all others who oppose a deal with iran. >> and will ferrell goes the full deion sanders as the


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